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Record #: O2013-8433   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 11/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 1 by adding new Chapter 1-24 regarding regulation and operation of drones
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 24 Drone Regulation
Attachments: 1. O2013-8433.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
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CHAPTER 1-24 DRONE REGULATION

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressively incorporated herein and made part hereof.

SECTION 2. Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 1-24, as follows:


1-24-010. Definitions
"Drones" refers to any powered aerial vehicle controlled autonomously or remotely that does
not carry a human operator. Drones include; but are not limited to, powered aerial vehicles that
store and/or transmit sensor data, such as photos, video, thermal images, and intercepted
wireless communications; and unmanned aerial vehicles capable of firing lethal, less-lethal
projectiles, crowd control measures, or-any other anti-personnel-weapon. — - -
"Chicago city limits" includes any airspace above the territorial boundaries of
Chicago, Illinois, to the extent to which such airspace can legally be regulated by the city. This legislation does not seek to interfere with the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration.
"Law enforcement agency" means a lawfully established state or local public agency that is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime, local government code enforcement, and the enforcement of penal, traffic, regulatory, game, or controlled substance laws.
"Personal information" means information about an individual including but not limited to their effects, papers, affiliation with religious or political ideologies or groups, biometric information, movements, address, or administrative information such as social security number or agency-issued identification.
"Surveillance" means the monitoring or close observation of an individual or group for the purpose of gathering information related to possible or suspected criminal activity by that person or by someone else.
"Anti-personnel weapon" means any projectile, chemical, electrical, directed-energy (visible or invisible), or...

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